Travelin' Light

Lyrics: Jeff Matson, M Marston
Music: Jeff Matson, M Marston

Heard you calling like the old Pied Piper
Giving instructions that I couldn't decipher
A crackle and a shriek on a walkie-talkie
Something 'bout home and how the path was rocky

Using up favors and strangers' good will
Racing with my pail to the top of the hill
Cash in my chips, gonna make a good showing
There's a time for the staying, another for the going
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night

A woodpecker tapping out some Morse code
A message from the darkness at the ending of the road
The 'why' is washed away in an ocean of sound
Leaving just the drift of the 'where' and 'when' to be found

Using up favors and strangers' good will
Racing with my pail to the top of the hill
Cash in my chips, gonna make a good showing
There's a time for the staying, another for the going
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night

Put my ear to the ground and listening fast
Picking up echoes from the edge of the past
Tripped too far to lose this trail
Just awaiting on a wind to pick up my sail

So what's it all about now is anyone's guess
Once again you're putting my endurance to the test
Days of wander, nights of wonder, moving along
With your fleeting, fractured words just a-calling me home

Using up favors and strangers' good will
Racing with my pail to the top of the hill
Cash in my chips, gonna make a good showing
There's a time for the staying, another for the going
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night
Travelin' light in the middle of the night
Travelin' light in the dead of night

Travelin' light
Travelin' light
Travelin' light
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Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2008 Donna Jean And The Tricksters Donna Jean And The Tricksters